Palestinian child detainee film wins Amnesty media award

Posted on: 18 Jun 2008 | Filed under:

[RAMALLAH, 18 June 2008] - The ITV News / ITN documentary – Too young to die – children of the frontline – made in 2007, and which focuses on the trial and imprisonment of Palestinian children, some as young as 12, by Israeli military courts, has won an award at the annual Amnesty International Media Awards 2008, under the television news category. You can see the four-and-a-half minute second part of the documentary made by journalist Chris Rogers on YouTube. The documentary features DCI/PS lawyer Iyad Misk.

DCI/PS again calls on Israel to cease its practice of prosecuting approximately 700 Palestinian children per year in adult military courts and to fulfill all of its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the binding commitment to only detain children as a measure of last resort.

More about the Awards on the Amnesty website.